Rajasthan United over Aizawl | Popgen Tech
New Delhi: Skipper Mart n Ch ves produced the solitary goal as Rajasthan United beat Aizawl FC 1-0 in an I-League match at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Tuesday.
Ch ves’ deflected strike in the 12th minute proved to be the difference between the teams at the end of a pulsating encounter that saw several chances created at both ends.
With this result, Rajasthan snapped a three game winless streak, while Aizawl suffered their first loss in five matches.
Rajasthan dominated proceedings and found the net in the 12th minute.
Aidar Mambetaliev found Ch ves in open space down the left flank and the Uruguayan charged into the penalty area before firing in an effort that took a deflection off defender Akito Saito and past Lalmuansanga in the Aizawl goal.
The visitors, who had scored four in their previous match against Mumbai Kenkre, immediately began to settle into their passing rhythm and looked to pose danger from set-pieces and crosses from either flank.
Emmanuel Makinde came closest to the equalizer in the 28th minute as he got himself a free-kick from the left side, but he could not put his effort on target. Ten minutes later, he had a similar opportunity from a corner kick but he put his head on the crossbar.
As the half drew to a close, both teams had little chance to score. Aizawl’s Jeremy Landinpuia could not connect well to a cross from the right side and on the other end, Chaves had a shy on goal from long distance but he was right at the goalkeeper and collected.